Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has encouraged Nigerians to vote out bad leaders.
He also advised the federal government to use recovered loot to develop national social security to alleviate hardship in Nigeria and attain economic dominance.
The former INEC boss, who was appointed INEC chairman in 2010, made this statement during a lecture organised by the Hudaibiyya Centre, at the Aminu Kano College of Legal and Islamic Studies in Kano, to mark Nigeria's 59th independence.
In his lengthy speech, Jega urged every Nigerian to be vigilant, believing that each and every citizen of the country deserves a better life and it is also the government's responsibility to ensure that their needs are met.
He said it was unfortunate to see the unresponsiveness and nonchalant attitude displayed by politicians to the masses, who only hope to thrive in Nigeria.
Professor Attahiru Jega indicated that the problems troubling Nigeria are the same problems other nations have been fighting.
"If a leader fails, it is up to the public to ensure that they vote them out," Jega stated.
Jega further called on the Buhari-led administration to come up with urgent and real measures that would address insecurity and instability in various sectors of the nation.
Nigeria has been riddled with several terrorist acts, kidnapping and meaningless killings of innocent lives by alleged herdsmen. To this effect, Jega pleads with President Muhammadu Buhari to do more to secure the lives of Nigerians.